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Title: Reavistamientos de Corvus corax en las tierras altas de Nicaragua

Author: Muñoz, Francisco J.; Arendt, Wayne J.; Tórrez, Marvin A.; Chavarría, Liliana; Pinell., Arlen;

Date: 2009

Source: Zeledonia. 13(2):42-46.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The common raven (Corvus corax) is one of the most widespread naturally occurring birds in the world. Thus, from a conservation and management perspective, it is of minimum concern. Yet, in Nicaragua, observations of this species are few and not well documented. After a lapse of almost 40 years since the last written report, we describe recent sightings from the country’s northern highlands. In June of 2007 we observed an individual in La Estrechura, municipality of Estelí (13º 08’ N y 86º 24’ O). In the same area, in October 2008 we observed and photographed two individuals. The following day we heard the species at La Garnacha (12° 59’ N y 86 °21’ O). Local residents of La Estrechura y La Garnacha knew the raven. Despite our observations and the local residents’ historical knowledge of it, we consider Corvus corax scarce and local in Nicaragua and advocate further study.

Keywords: common raven, Corvus corax, Nicaragua, range limit, rediscovery

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Muñoz, Francisco J.; Arendt, Wayne J.; Tórrez, Marvin A.; Chavarría, Liliana; Pinell, Arlen. 2009. Reavistamientos de Corvus corax en las tierras altas de Nicaragua. Zeledonia. 13(2):42-46.

 


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